Entries are selling fast for the Race2Nowhere, the one-day brother of the ever popular Ride2Nowhere three-day stage race. The 2018 event takes place on Saturday 8 December and is organised by the same passionate crew who puts on the Ride2Nowhere (and Run2Nowhere trail run) in September. This year the event once again offers two route options, the 112km Epic Challenge, with 2550m of climbing and a 65km Mini Epic with some 1500m ascent.
As with the Ride2Nowhere, that majority of the riding is done on private land, traversing epic trails not usually open to the public. The riding is tough, but the scenery oh-so worth it. Underwheel comprises largely of exposed shale, sand and loose stone. But, if you don’t have the legs and lungs to tackle the full 112km, you’ll get the same experience on the 65km Mini Epic.
Supporters can look forward to a 10km fun trail run (or walk) on McGregor Wines farm whist your better half is out on the mountain biking trails. There will also be food stalls, coffee and bar available to refuel after your event. It is a great way to kick off the December holiday time with a day out in the Breede River Valley with activities for all.
And now, if you invite a friend to saddle up with you, you (and your friend) will both receive a discount on your entry! The process to claim the discount it pretty simple:
– Complete an online entry but do not proceed to payment.
– Email firstname.lastname@example.org and with you and your friend’s ID numbers.
– Receive your coupon code (R100 off for an Epic Challenge entry; R50 off a Mini Epic Challenge entry) and proceed to payment.
There is an equal price purse for the men’s and women’s podium places in the Epic Challenge distance. The event sold out in 2017 and there will only be space for 350 riders in 2018. Head over to www.race2nowhere.co.za for more info.
EQUAL PRICE MONEY
For the racing snakes, there is equal price money for both men’s and women’s winners in the Epic Challenge distance. Last year saw some fierce racing up front with some of the roadies fresh of Coronation Double Century training give the mountain bikers a good go for their chips.